Rayne Kruger

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Charles Rayne Kruger (29 January 1922 - 2002) was a South African author and property developer.

Charles Rayne Kruger was born on 29 January 1922 in at Queenstown, in the Eastern Cape, the son of an unmarried 17-year-old daughter of a British Army officer.[1] As his father had disappeared, his mother married Victor Kruger, a Johannesburg estate agent.[1] He was educated at Jeppe High School, and Witwatersrand University.[1]

Kruger's first wife was the actress Nan Munro, a widow, 16 years older than him, with three children.[1] They later divorced, and he married the restaurateur, chef, and television presenter/broadcaster Prue Leith.[1] They had a son, the Conservative MP Danny Kruger, and adopted a Cambodian daughter.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Obituary: Rayne Kruger". The Daily Telegraph. 9 January 2003. Retrieved 14 December 2019.